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Battle Ground student receives bronze medal

The Columbian

BATTLE GROUND — Jameson Harpe, a senior at Battle Ground High School, was awarded the Sons of The American Revolution Bronze Medal and a certificate for his accomplishments while a member of the school’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. The award was presented by the Fort Vancouver Chapter of The Sons of The American Revolution. One cadet from each area high school that has a JROTC program is selected for the award annually based upon their accomplishments in their school and community. Harpe, the son of Eric and Diane Harpe of Battle Ground, attends Cascadia Tech Academy, where he is studying diesel technology. Harpe has served as a flight commander for the program and competes with his unit’s air rifle team. This past year, he qualified for the Junior Olympics for air rifle competition. “It’s our privilege to recognize Jameson’s strong commitment to his JROTC program and the leadership qualities he has displayed,” says William Gueringer, Fort Vancouver SAR Chapter JROTC chair. “He’s served in several leadership positions of increasing responsibility and he represents his school well within the community.” Harpe is also a member of his school’s jazz and pep bands, and after graduation plans to attend Clark College and possibly join the Army National Guard to continue training in diesel technology. The Sons of the American Revolution is a national organization with male members who have blood relation to people who served during the Revolutionary War or who contributed to establishing the independence of the United States.